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Coronado Springs Resort

On July 9, 2019 the resort finish a multi year re-imagineering and expansion that included the addition of the Gran Destino Tower. To learn more about the Gran Destino Tower here are the initial press releases.

 

 

The Geek's Thoughts & Suggestions

I stayed at the Coronado Springs resort in 1998, over 20 years before the remodel so I have no recent stay to share. I have spent some time walking the grounds over the years and the new Gran Destino Tower dominates the view now.

The resort seemed extremely well laid out with very nice rooms. They are very equivalent to the other Moderate Priced resorts. The pool area is themed like a central American temple, with a water slide and all. Because of the large number of conventions you have a higher chance of there being less young children running around the resort than the other moderate resorts, but remember this is Disney World, and many convention people bring their families along too, so its hard to tell what you will find when you go.

We stayed on the side of the lagoon closest to the main building, but opposite the convention center. It seemed like a very convenient location to be within a short walk of the main building, but away from the possible noise of the convention center.

Dining Options
  • Maya Grill – A grand Mexican dining room featuring ancient-modern styling and Nuevo Latino cuisines.
  • Rix Sports Bar & Grill – A stylish establishment with a unique spin on classic bar food.
  • El Mercado de Coronado – A food court filled with kitchens serving made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a wide array of options so there’s something for everyone.
  • Café Rix – A charming grab-and-go location offering pastries, coffee and tasty snacks.
  • Laguna Bar – A breezy lakeside lounge boasting signature cocktails.
  • Siestas Cantina – A poolside hideaway to unwind with refreshing beverages and snacks.
  • Barcelona Lounge – On the ground floor of the two-story lobby in Gran Destino Tower, this dramatic yet casual space offers a European coffee experience paired with Spanish and classic American pastries as well as healthy breakfast items. The city of Barcelona inspired the eclectic patterns and warm colors, including the stained-glass feature wall behind the bar. Under a magnificent chandelier, the space transforms throughout the day, transitioning by late morning to an artisanal cocktail bar with a variety of tonics to complement an international gin collection. Those tonics include the resort’s own house-crafted, signature Gran Destino Gin Tonic. Guests can linger over lake views while enjoying select wines and craft beers from both Spain and California. Dishes of cheeses, olives and more, paired with sourdough, are served beginning at 11 a.m.
  • Chronos Club – With its casual yet intimate shadings, this bright, open-air club-access space located on the 15th floor of Gran Destino Tower is perfect for unwinding and enjoying light refreshments throughout the day. Chronos Club offers lake views and a Barcelona vibe with its cooler color palette.
  • Three Bridges Bar & Grill. Offering casual waterside dining in an open-air setting, this idyllic new location presents a varied menu that includes curry-lentil hummus, Szechuan peppercorn wings, salads, a signature burger and a grilled skirt steak with pepper relish.

Quick Facts
  • Opened Aug. 1, 1997, as Disney’s largest convention resort featuring one of the largest single-level convention centers on the East Coast; new Gran Destino Tower opens July 9, 2019, signifying the resort’s grand re-imagining
  • Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort area, Walt Disney World Resort
  • 2,385 guest rooms, including suites in lakeside casitas and the new Gran Destino Tower
  • More than 220,000 square feet of dedicated meeting and event function space
  • Rings Lago Dorado, the 22-acre lake at the center of the resort
  • Fitness offerings include four swimming pools, walking/jogging trail, volleyball court

Gran Destino Tower

  • Grand opening: July 9, 2019
  • 16 floors, 545 guest rooms (includes 50 suites, highlighted by two presidential suites)
  • New arrival and reception experience featuring a dramatic two-story lobby
  • Dining and cocktails with panoramic views: Tolédo – Tapas, Steaks & Seafood and Dahlia Lounge
  • New meeting venues include 24-seat boardroom and 2,859-square-foot Lantana room that divides into three smaller rooms; adjoining 1,674-square-foot pre-function space includes show kitchen
  • Barcelona Lounge, on the lower lobby level, offers coffee in the morning, cocktails remainder of the day
  • Club-access guests can visit Chronos Club, a bright, comfortable lounge where they can relax and enjoy light refreshments throughout the day or take advantage of vacation-planning services
  • Destino Plaza off the lower lobby level is ideal for weddings and other special outdoor events
Hotel Statistics

Number of Rooms: 2,385
Suites: yes
Concierge: yes
Rate Range: Moderate Resort
Restaurants/Snack Bars: Yes
Room Service: Yes
Lounges/Bars: yes
Pools: yes
Gym/Health Club: Yes
Kid's Programs:No
Baby-Sitting: Yes
Shopping: Yes
Water-Sports: Yes
Marina: No
Beach: No
Tennis: No
Biking: No
Reservation Number:
(407) W-DISNEY
Group Reservations:
(407) 828-3200
Meeting Facilities/Sq. Feet: 220,000

Images


Coronado Spring - Standard Guest Room (before remodel)



Coronado Spring - Standard Guest Room (before remodel)


Coronado Spring - Standard Guest Room (before remodel) (Bathroom)


Coronado Spring - Standard Guest Room (before remodel)

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